Bobby Floyd Buckley, 59, Compton, California, formerly Arkadelphia passed October 20, 2017.
He  was the seventh child born to James and Mary Maxine Hunter Buckley on June 5, 1958 in Arkadelphia.
Bobby was baptized at a young age and united with the Mt. Morriah Baptist Church family. He was a 1976 graduate of Arkadelphia Sr. High School. Bobby was a self taught guitarist and bass player.
On June 2, 1983 he moved west to California in search of better opportunities and a new way of life. He worked for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Department for over 28 years and worked as an OTR Professional Truck Operator II. He played the bass for Praise Center Sanctuary in Compton, California. His friends and colleagues remember him for his manner of speaking, his witty ways and his smile.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Maxine Buckley on December 28, 2003 and his father, James C. Buckley on June 15, 2014. 
He leaves to cherish his memory: one daughter, Bobbie Lynn (Adrien) Stephen, two grandchildren; his siblings, Thelma J. Webb of Okolona, Mary Buckley of Arkadelphia, Clementine Dyer of Ontario, Calif., James M. Buckley of Arkadelphia, Mary K. Hunter of El Centro, Calif., Janie Jones of Arkadelphia, Sylvester “Toni” Buckley of Gardena, Calif. and Renski Davis-Buckley of Houston, Texas. He also leaves one uncle, Hezy Barton of Okolona; four aunts, Dessie Buckley of Flint, Mich., Maud S. Hill of Malvern, Betty Hunter of Atlanta, Ga., and Mae Ella Dyer of Flint, Mich.
A family gathering will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home. Interment will be at Shady Grove Cemetery under the direction of Williams Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at